ALL STAR COUNTDOWN 5

THE BALTIMORE SUN

July 13, 1993

Oriole Park at Camden Yards

In the 1939 All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium, American League manager Joe McCarthy of New York named six Yankees to his starting lineup. Of the 12 American Leaguers to play in the game, half were Yankees. The AL went on to win, 3-1.

Although the Yankees qualified six players for the 1943 All-Star Game in Philadelphia, McCarthy, again the AL manager, didn't play a single member of his club. The move stemmed from his resentment of accusations that he had favored his players in early games and a decision to prove he could win without a Yankee. Thanks to a three-run homer by Boston's Bobby Doerr, McCarthy proved it as the AL won, 5-3.

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